Fatima Al Qadiri
“Star Spangled”

Fourth of July has past, but I’m still listening to Fatima Al Qadiri’s interpretation of everyone’s favorite baseball game/inauguration ceremony/middle school graduation staple. Just as Al Qadiri created an imagined China with her soothing, but angst-ridden Asiatisch of this year, she imagines an American Dream for the 21 century, although this version seems closer than the original to what Francis Scott Key was probably feeling when he was experiencing all the rockets’ red glare and such. I think Fatima Al Qadiri’s work works best when there’s a clear, tangible access point (i.e., Tink’s rapping in “Wanna Party”), and while “The Star Spangled Banner” is obviously very different than that, it functions as access in the same way.

Plus, check out all the amazing artists releasing singles via Adult Swim in the next couple of months!

July 7 - Tim Hecker
July 14 - Speedy Ortiz
July 21 - Sleep
July 28 - Future
August 4 - Diarrhea Planet
August 11 - Oozing Wound
August 18 - Captain Murphy
August 25 - Deafheaven
September 1 - RP Boo
September 8 - Mastodon Feat. Gibby Haynes
September 15 - Run The Jewels
September 22 - KA

• Fatima Al Qadiri: https://soundcloud.com/fatima-al-qadiri
• Adult Swim: http://video.adultswim.com/music/singles-2014

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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